Cheeky book review time: Atlas Shrugged

A long time ago, I reviewed the world’s most popular book.  This time around, I will review the infamous Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

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This famous novel is supposedly against high taxation, big labor, government ownership, government spending, government planning, regulation, and redistribution of wealth.  Left-wingers absolutely detest the book because it promotes greed and capitalism.

Here’s my take: this book is incredibly boring.  I could not get past the first several pages.

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Horror Movie Weekend

Take a look around. If you see giant spiders, scary clowns, and pumpkins with faces and stuff carved into them it’s a good bet it’s halloween. If you still don’t see it but you are reading this within 11 days of it being posted, there’s still a pretty good chance that it’s halloween. With that in mind, I got into the spirit of the season and watched 3 scary movies this weekend and I will now give you my take on them. Continue reading

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SRT – CH22

08aee6276db142f4b8ac98fb8ee0ed1b_500x735ALRIIIIIGHT, only 2 more to go after this, but for now it’s Chapter 22. Had a bit of fun messing around with different music for DRAAAAAAMAAAAAA. ALSO, I watched the film RUSH before recording, so see if you can catch my awful impression of Daniel Bruhl as Austrian Formula One racer Niki Lauda.

Thanks to Marisa Seitz for donating to our Movember efforts.

 


(right click to download) – Shaggy Reads Twilight Chapter 22 (26m55s, 24.8mb, warning: contains strong language)

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Infomercials on TV

One of the great ironies in life is that I studied Radio and Television Arts and have stopped watching TV.  Because I watch everything on my computer, I haven’t seen an infomercial for a really, really long time.  But thanks to magical time vortex called Youtube, I now know what I’ve been missing.  Here are the top 10 most ridiculous infomercial products:

And thanks to Adblock (a free plug-in for Firefox and Chrome), you can also watch Youtube without any commercials.  Join me in my ignorance.

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Fantastic Four Finale?

It was confirmed at this year’s New York Comic Con that the Fantastic Four will be coming to an end in early 2015. This has been met with less fanfare than, say, the death of Wolverine storyline or Thor’s gender reassignment. But, in certain shadowy corners of the internet, there is a select group of people bellowing “I told you so!” as loudly as they can. Continue reading

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Maze Runner

the-maze-runner-movie-hd-wallpaper-2014-2880x1620Maze Runner is a fun movie.  But honestly I’m getting sick and tired of YA novels being turned into mediocre movies after Hunger Games did so well.  Maze Runner is not an ‘a-maze-ing’ movie by any stretch of the imagination.  It doesn’t do a very good job of character development and the movie doesn’t have much of an emotional impact.

My verdict?  You should walk, not run, to the movie theatres to see this.

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Tusk Review

I’m a Kevin Smith fan. To some, this might sound like a dirty confession. I don’t view it that way, personally. His movies meant a lot to me when I was a teenager, and I still have a special place for them in my memory. I think his work has suffered since he started smoking pot heavily, but I still listen to a few of his podcasts, and I still think he’s a funny guy. Others though, seem to have a hatred of him that I just don’t understand. I can understand not liking his work, or being uninterested in him, but there seems to be a vocal hatred of him that I find distressing as someone who still likes him. Sometimes, I can feel the hatred reflecting back on me as if I’m in the wrong for not throwing him under the bus like them. Continue reading

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Steven Universe keeps getting better

Many TV series will drop a bomb in the middle of the season.  Steven Universe is no exception.  Episodes 25 and 26 combine into a half-hour special where the creators blew their art budget on amazing fight sequences.

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The Crystal Gems get their fight on.

They also introduce a new gem character, throw in lots of jokes, and hide many Easter eggs that reference older episodes like Cheeseburger Backpack.  While the special answers a lot of questions, it also introduces many more. Continue reading

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Arbitrary Character Changes

Whenever there is a transition of a character from one medium to another there are bound to be changes. I’m a grown up, and I understand that. I have no ownership of these characters no matter how much I like them, or how long I’ve been reading them. I get if stupid things have to be omitted, or if storylines have to be simplified. If you want to reach a mass audience, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. Continue reading

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unboxed FINALLY – Mini Foods

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